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    Aeschylus: Eumenides (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Aeschylus, Edited by Alan H. Sommerstein, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney

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    DescriptionProfessor Sommerstein here presents a freshly constituted text, with introduction and commentary, of Eumenides, the climactic play of the only surviving complete Greek tragic trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus. Eumenides is of all Athenian tragic dramas the one most consciously designed to be relevant to the situation of the Athenian state at the time of its performance (458 BC), and seems to have contained daring innovations both in technique and in ideas. The introduction and commentary to this edition seek to bring out how Aeschylus shaped to his purpose the legends he inherited, and ended the tragic story of Agamemnon's family in a celebration of Athenian civic unity and justice. The commentary also pays detailed attention to the linguistic, metrical and textual problems to be encountered by the reader.


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    Title
    Aeschylus: Eumenides
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aeschylus, Edited by Alan H. Sommerstein, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 324
    Width: 123 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 350 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521284301
    ISBN 10: 0521284309
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC19: 882.01
    DC22: 882/.01, 882.01
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: DRA006000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PA3825 .E7 1989
    Illustrations note
    Introduction; Eumenides commentary appendix; Lyric metres Index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 January 1990
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Preface; References and abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The legend; 2. Erinyes, Eumenides and Semnai; 3. The Areopagus and homicide; 4. The life and work of Aeschylus; 5. Justice and the gods; 6. A play for its day; 7. Production; 8. The text; Sigla; Eumenides; Commentary; Appendix; Indexes.